- To Jake Melvin, a seventh-grader at Traverse City West Middle School who is battling a rare form of cancer with the help of parents Steve and Linda Melvin, friends, classmates and school employees who are providing moral support and financial help to defray costs of travel and treatment at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. As of last week, about $3,400 had been raised by a bake sale, candy sales at ball games, a Jog for Jake and a "Jake-A-Palooza" spaghetti dinner organized by students and staff at Long Lake Elementary School, where Linda teaches and Jake was a student.
- To Addiction Treatment Services for resuming Phoenix Hall, a short-term, residential treatment program for women in Traverse City. The re-opening allows ATS to serve more women and also provide therapy geared to their recovery. In 2011, ATS served 346 people, including 98 women, in its program. Ninety percent came from Grand Traverse, Antrim and Leelanau counties.
- To local YMCA philanthropist Robert Foster of Frankfort, who died in a boating accident near Kenora, Ontario, while fishing June 2 along the rocky coast of Lake of the Woods, a large inland lake bordering northern Minnesota. Foster, 71, was president and CEO of West Michigan Bank & Trust from 1987 to 2006 when he retired. He and his wife, Phyllis, anonymously pledged $2 million for the new Grand Traverse Bay YMCA if the community could raise $4 million by the end of 2011. The YMCA announced in January that it had met its $17 million goal to build a center on Silver Lake Road in Garfield Township.
- To the late Matthew Hazelwood, who conducted the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra from 1993 to 2008. He died at age 57 last week in Bogota, Columbia, where he was artistic director of a youth orchestra that is part of the arts education program for nearly 50,000 young musicians in over 135 centers across the country. Hazelwood also was music director and conductor of the professional Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra in Petoskey that draws musicians from all over northern Michigan.
- To the region's thousands of high school graduates. Congratulations.
- To Don Cunkle for the June 2 Recycle-A-Bicycle. The second annual sale of about 160 used bicycles brought in about $16,000 for Recycle-A-Bicycle. Sellers get 75 percent of the sale and Recycle-A-Bicycle receives 25 percent. Cunkle founded and is volunteer coordinator of the swap and program, which operates under the umbrella of TART Trails. Recycle-A-Bicycle also has collected, repaired and distributed more than 660 bicycles to the homeless and needy throughout the community since 2007.
Girls Basketball: St. Francis wins season opener (with video)
The St. Francis Gladiators started the 2013-14 season with a 47-23 win over Harbor Springs tonight in the Katie Heintz Keep Believing Tip-off Tournament.Continued ...
Bomb squad called to Cherry Growers
A Cherry Growers Inc. employee’s discovery of a “suspicious device” brought a state police bomb squad to the fruit processor’s Grawn building.Continued ...
Rich resigns from TCAPS board
Applications are being accepted for an open spot on Traverse City Area Public Schools’ Board of Education following the resignation of a trustee and former board president.Continued ...
Authorities investigate 'suspicious device'
Cherry Growers, Inc. is offering a reward for information about a "suspicious device" that brought the bomb squad to its main office.Continued ...
TCAPS board member resigns
Marjorie Rich has announced her resignation from the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education.
Monday's Sports Scoreboard
Due to technical problems, Sunday's scoreboard was publsihed in the 12/02/13 paper.Continued ...
Cheers & Jeers: 12/02/2013
To Solar Up North Alliance program, a partnership between Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Traverse City Light and Power which allows customers to lease a solar panel for $470 with a $75 rebate, for winning the “Exemplary Project” award from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.Continued ...
Academy's 6-week electives are fun, educational
Brittany Wright lined up six bananas and hooked them up to her computer using a special circuit board and connector wires.Continued ...
Historical Photo of the Week: 12/02/2013
Can any readers identify the young woman in this photo?Continued ...
Wolves to switch leagues
The Traverse City Wolves will have a completely new set of opponents this season.Continued ...
Downtown parking permit costs may rise
Two separate projects that will both positively and negatively affect the city's parking fund will highlight city commissioners' meeting tonight.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/02/2013
Keeping downtown vibrant; Prevention is best.Continued ...
Coming together for the kids
A little healthy competition is good for business, but area businesses set aside rivalries during the annual Toys for Tots campaign to work toward a common cause: making sure every child in need has a great Christmas.Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 12/02/2013
Honor Couple in Hands of Sheriff — Sheriff Tucker of this county returned last night with Joseph Hunt and Mayme, wife of Frank Hunt of this village whom he had arrested in Grand Rapids upon a serious charge.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Decorate Interlochen Mitten Tree
The Holiday Mitten Tree is up at the Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Road, and ready to be decorated with new mittens, scarves and hats.Continued ...
Service News: 12/02/2013
Air Force Airman Ben Kubesh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
Four arrested in Holiday Inn fight
Four accused would-be pugilists at downtown Traverse City's Holiday Inn may soon wish they found a better way to settle their differences.Continued ...
Snowfall expected through Thanksgiving
Commuters across northwest Michigan met another wintry slap in the face, one that likely will continue for several days.Continued ...
To the organizers of Operation Christmas Child, which has delivered simple shoeboxes filled with small gifts and toys to more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries since 1993.Continued ...
Scientists predict steady Mich., Huron lake levels
Rickey McDowell added two sections to his dock that juts into the west arm of the Grand Traverse Bay last year because the water, reaching all-time lows, was just too shallow.Continued ...
Octogenarian is 'Mother of assertiveness'
These days Mary Sutherland is more likely to be identified as the mother of the area’s entrepreneurial “Sutherland boys” — Tim, Paul, Bob, Matt and Michael — than as the firebrand who marched on Washington for equal rights.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 11/25/2013
Left out accomplishments; See the bigger picture.Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 11/25/2013
Traverse can Claim Title-Win over Cadillac cinches N. M. I. Championship. Final score was 21 to 19.Continued ...
Athena nominees sought
The Record-Eagle will feature a story each month in cooperation with Athena Grand Traverse that profiles someone who embodies the qualities the Athena awards program was founded to reward.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Carrier goes 'above and beyond'
Traverse City resident thanks Record-Eagle carrier for his help.Continued ...
- Girls Basketball: St. Francis wins season opener (with video)